Take A Scroll Through These Viral Fitness Videos

With gym fails, bad falls and impressive tricks, fitness videos go viral all the time and they’re hilarious.

People are stuck inside now though, so they have a lot more time to do silly things and a lot more time to film them. We have a lot more time to watch them too, so we’ve been keeping track.

Really though, we enjoyed these viral fitness videos so much we had to share them with you, so get watching.



@nilewilsonatorThe handstand version 🤸🏼 @lukestoney7 Thought socks & sliders on the Garage roof would add ‘foryou’ potential🤣 ##challenge ##foryou ##fyp ##gymnastics♬ Laxed Siren Beat Loop – Jawsh 685

Just British gymnast Nile Wilson handstand-dancing on a garage roof — so of course this is our favourite viral video. Very impressive control, but he’s just showing off by doing it on the roof. I bet he backflipped his way up there too.



@patroxofficialWho else likes Squats ? 😁🤪 and Boys the Girls love it when you have a small CardioChest 😁 ##gymfailchestday ##patrox♬ Originalton – patroxofficial

We all know the feeling. We’re getting ready for a PR on the bench, no spotter, not knowing if we’re going to make it. So we set up, grouch, and just let it rip. It needs to be done: it’s proven to increase chest strength on the bench by 54%.



@curlykidlifeIsolation Tennis ##isolationgames ##isolation ##coronavirus ##covidー19 ##tennis♬ original sound – curlykidlife

Game, set, and match. This is an amazing idea to pass the time, pretending to be Andy Murray. It’s how we all imagined ourselves when playing Wii tennis in the living room all those years ago. Just don’t do it in real life and smack your TV with a ball, please.



@jasonderuloFAIL VERSION 😂😳 ##usethissound ##happyathome ##fail♬ Losing my mind FAIL – jasonderulo

Jason Derulo’s friend needs to work on her core strength for sure. His reaction is the best part though, because he knew exactly what was going to happen.



@demibagbyPants or Leg Prisons ? 😂🖤🙃 ##handstandchallenge ##pantsoff ##fun♬ Say So – Doja Cat

She says she’s taking her leg prisons off (she actually means her trousers). This is quite impressive though, and definitely a new skill to learn during quarantine. Imagine before getting into bed, you just do a handstand and get changed with nothing but your feet.



We’ve all tried one of these at-home pull-up bars and our first thought is “will it hold?”

Unfortunately here the answer is no.



@zachkingLearned a new skill ##keepingbusy ##quarantine ##magic♬ original sound – zachking

The inevitable end of most self-isolation sports played alone. This one is super clever and well done though: watch until the end.


Take home message

This is the best thing about the internet — going through social media and seeing the crazy things other people do while you sit in the comfort of your home and laugh. The gym fail compilations will always be classics and should always be enjoyed. Whether famous, an athlete, or just someone messing about, there are a lot of creative people recording viral fitness videos.

Which one is your favourite?


Evangeline Howarth

Evangeline Howarth

Writer and expert

Evangeline is a Veganuary convert and newbie vegan with a degree in English and French from the University of Nottingham. Having recently ditched the meat and dairy, she really enjoys the new flavours and cooking techniques she’s encountered on a plant-based diet. She’s been shocked by the millions of ways you can use tofu, however still hasn’t found a decent cheese substitute! When she’s not in the office or eating, Evangeline usually out running or sailing. As a qualified RYA Dinghy Instructor and a marathon runner, she knows the importance of providing your body with the right nutrients for endurance sports as well as a busy lifestyle. Find out more about Evie's experience here.